What Celebrities Wear When It's Really, Really Hot Outside

When it gets hot outside (we're talking "sweating the minute you step outside" level), it's difficult to feel inspired when you get dressed in the morning. You kind of just want to toss on shorts, a tee, sandals and very little else. Sound about right? However, we're of the opinion that it's actually quite simple to put together a well-styled albeit warm-weather appropriate ensemble—if you take cues from some of our favourite celebrities. From our age-old style crushes Alexa Chung and Sarah Jessica Parker to some of the sartorially blessed stars we've recently fallen for (here's looking at you, Yara Shahidi), keep scrolling to see the best celebrity summer outfits and shop the key pieces you need to re-create them.

LAURA HARRIER
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Laura Harrier in a linen shirt and denim cut-offs

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Denim cutoffs are an integral part of any cool girl's uniform, so naturally Laura Harrier wears them continuously throughout the summer. 

STACEY DOOLEY
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Stacey Dooley wears light linen layers

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Even celebrities can't resist the allure of a oversized linen. Make like Stacey Dooley and don wide-leg trousers and a billowing tunic for ultimate haute heatwave attire. 

MARGOT ROBBIE
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Margot Robbie in a mini dress

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Be it on the beach or in the city, Margot knows that the easiest summer throw-on look consists of a minidress, flip-flops and a straw boater. 

BUSY PHILIPPS
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Busy Philipps in a floral dress and a biker jacket

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Take style cues from Busy Philipps and toughen up a pretty floral midi dress with a leather biker jacket for cooler summer evenings.

ALEXA CHUNG
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Alexa Chung in a pair of jeans and a white tee

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Because we live in Blighty, you should always have a pair of jeans to hand for when the weather inevitably changes. Make like Alexa and keep your look classic with a plain white tee, ballet pumps and a silk headscarf.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a slouchy suit

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Rosie proves that suiting can work in summer, too, as long as you opt for slouchy, breathable silhouettes. It'll also make for a cool alternative to a dress for wedding season. 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Celebrity Summer Outfits: SJP in a pleated skirt and blue shirt

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If anyone knows city style, it's Sarah Jessica Parker. Her cream pleated skirt, blue linen shirt and tan heeled sandals are as chic as they come. 

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Emily Ratajkowski in a satin dress

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Emily Ratajowski knows that, warm evenings dining alfresco, you should always opt for silky fabrics that'll feel cool on your skin. Just add gold jewellery and neutral-toned shoes. 

BEYONCÉ
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Beyoncé in a yellow skirt and lace-up heels

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Beyoncé is the queen of high-low dressing. Case in point? Her split skirt and band tee. Stick to a similar colour palette to give the look a polished feel. 

YARA SHAHIDI
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Yara Shahidi in a puff-sleeve top

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@yarashahidi

Yara clearly saw our article on milkmaid, puff-sleeved tops a few months back, as she's worn them consistently since. Offset yours with a pair of ripped jeans and metallic mules.

GWYNETH PALTROW
Celebrity Summer Outfits: Gwyneth Paltrow in a blue shirt dress and raffia hat

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Nothing says summer quite like a blue shirt dress, particularly when it's paired with a straw boater hat. We love how Gwyneth has stacked her necklaces, too. 

This post was posted at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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